180 autorickshaws available for emergency travel in Pune with police support

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Pune, March 25, 2020: In a major relief to people who want to travel within the city during emergency especially medical cases, Pune city police along with autorickshaw unions and CityGlide Auto company, has made available 180 autorickshaws. Other vehicles are not allowed to ply due to lockdown to fight against Covid-19.


On Tuesday, about 3500 people had called for the autorickshaw mostly for travelling to the Pune airport. However, as the flights are cancelled now, about 1500 people have availed the service today.


“Punekars can now call on 9859198591 and get clean and sanitised Auto Rickshaw at their doorstep. All Autos are equipped with Sanitiser. This step will help to get Rickshaw for transport by preventing virus transmission. Dial 9859198591 and get sanitised autorickshaw. We have identified Autorickshaws waiting for you with sanitisers and face mask”, said Rahul Shitole of CityGlide Auto, who is coordinating the services.


According to police, people can also use the passenger transport service provided by the Dial Rikshaw (9859198591) app. But this service can only be used for patient transport and in case of emergency. Abuse of this facility can lead to legal action.

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The Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO), Rickshaw Panchayat, Pune auto-rickshaw federation, Pune traffic police are part of this service.